Lydia Ko leads at Lake Merced, seeks first win since 2016

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DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Days after turning 21, Lydia Ko is surrounding herself with family and friends and soaking up good vibes on a golf course she loves as she seeks to end a victory drought.

The former No. 1 shot a 5-under 67 at Lake Merced on Saturday for a one-shot lead over Jessica Korda at the LPGA Mediheal Championship.

Ko has two previous victories at Lake Merced among her 14 LPGA Tour wins, but she hasn’t won since July 2016 and has changed instructors twice since then, along with switching caddies and equipment.

“I love San Francisco and I’m a member here, so sometimes I get some friendly member bounces. But it brings back a lot of good memories for me,” Ko said. “Coming into the week I knew that no matter how I was going to play, I knew I was going to have a great time. The members here and all the fans have been super supportive.”

(Published April 28, 2018 –  Pinal Central)

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